Growing healthy smiles! Dr. Brandon Shamblin is a Board Certified pediatric dentist who provides specialized superior quality dental care for infants, children, teens, and those with special needs.
A sealant is a clear or tooth colored polish that is painted on the chewing surface of a primary or permanent molar tooth. It is a very thin layer that fills in the grooves and crevices to form a barrier between the food and bacteria found in the mouth. Often times brushing alone is not enough to adequately clean the food and plaque from the grooves in the teeth. These bases of these grooves may be too narrow for the bristles on the toothbrush to reach, making it difficult to remove every bit of food. Sealants are a non-invasive procedure and are one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay.